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David Gilmour


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3.55 | 416 ratings

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5 stars What did you expected? Another Dark Side? Or maybe another Meddle? Well I expected something like Division Bell 2. And basicly I've got it. IMO it's a great chill out album. You can just listen to it and relax. It's very easy to listen, trust me:) So what do we have here on this album? Let's see now... Castellorizon is an 4 minute introduction. After while of strange noise we can listen do David's magical guitar for the first time on this lp. Then the best song on the album. On An Island is an amazing track. Great solos, great melody. David is singing like in good old Floyd times. The Blue is a very gentle song. It's a tune that I think couldn't have been played on any Floyd album. Take A Breath. Well, really there is no time to take a breath here. This is the most powerfukk song on the album with lots of chorus. I didn't like it at first, but when I saw David live in Gdansk... It was just magic. Red Sky At Night is another instrumental track, title is really good in common with the atmosphere. This Heaven is a blusey number with a very good melody. This is another track that I think would not appear of any Floyd album. Then I Close My Eyes is the last instrumental track. David plays on this on on banjo, and on saxophone I think, and it's cool. Smile is another very gentle song. A beautiful ballad. Then we have A Pocketful Of Stones (an answer to A Saucerful Of Secrets?;D). Starting calm, then gets a little bit more rock and a nervous atmospher, then gets calm and so on... Very fine track, sounded great on concert. Where We Start is ironicly the last track. A beautiful ending for a beautiful album. People often expect from David to do somethnig experimental, in the spirit of the old Floyd. I want to tell you this. Gilmour is not Pink Floyd (Waters is not Pink Floyd either). He will record albums for him and for his fans, not Pink Floyd fans. This is an album for people who like beautiful, gentle, but still progressive music. David is great and he always will be. 5 stars it is.
Deepslumber | 5/5 |


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